Youth Environmental Education

Charles Sayan, the co-founder and executive director of the California-based Ocean Conservation Society, states that environmental education is just as important as understanding and following the law. It is a nonpartisan value that “deserves a central place in public education”. Public schools in the U.S. focus on academic related subjects, such as math, science, history, …

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The Importance of Stream Monitoring

Over the summer, I took part in a stream monitoring activity with the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District as an additional activity to my Independent Research Project. Specifically, I went to the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Fairfax, VA to monitor the Big Rocky Run stream. This park is located in the Chesapeake …

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Learning the Truth – The Big Bang Theory

What is the universe? What is the Big Bang Theory? How did scientists discover this theory? Scientists are constantly asking themselves these questions to enhance their knowledge of the formation of the universe. They make observations, collaborate with other scientists, and analyze data to confirm their hypotheses. Over years of exploration, scientists today are still …

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Busting the Myth: What is a Sustainable Lifestyle? (With Catie St. Jacques from Pela)

What does being sustainable mean? We usually associate a sustainable lifestyle with aesthetics, DIY products, and more, but while these are great for a sustainable lifestyle, they neither determine nor define what a sustainable lifestyle is. Part of preserving the environment includes charging our mindsets and perspectives to understand what sustainability really entails. As an …

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